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Egidijus Dauskurdis (Bass)

Born: Lithuania

The Lithuanian bass, Egidijus Dauskurdis, studied singing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music with Vytautas Juozapaitis. He is the prize-winner of the Stasys Baras Singers' Competition (2002). In 2005 he also received the "Operos Švyturiai" Award as Opera Hope of the Year.

Egidijus Dauskurdis he made his debut at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (LNBOT) as the Priest in Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins in 2001. With the opera studio of the Lithuanian Academy of Music he sang Figaro in Mozartís Le nozze di Figaro and the King in Prokofievís Love for Three Oranges. He joined the LNOBT as a principal soloist in 2003. Along with regular appearances at the LNOBT, his engagements included Falstaff in Otto Nicolai's The Merry Wives of Windsor and Sparafucile in Verdi's Rigoletto at the Klaipėda Music Theatre. In 2004, he participated in Opera Island summer academy in Kristiansand (Norway), where he sang Dr. Grenvil in Verdiís La Traviata under direction of Jonathan Miller and conductor Marc Soustrot. He toured the UK, sang the part of Leporello in "Don Giovanni" at the Nottingham Opera Theatre (LNOBT's Tour).

Egidijus Dauskurdis also performs chamber and large-scale symphonic works, including W.A. Mozartís Coronation Mass, Joseph Haydnís St. Nicholas Mass, Franz Schubertís Mass in C major, Stanislaw Moniuszkoís Litanies II and III from Litanie Ostrobramskie, etc. His record credits include a CD of Gabriel Fauréís Requiem released in Šiauliai.

Repertoire includes: Figaro in W.A. Mozartís Le nozze di Figaro, King in S. Prokofievís Love for Three Oranges, Count Tiesenhaus in B. Dvarionas Dalia, The Elder, Surgeon in G. Verdi La forza del destino, Bass in J.S. Bachís Johannes-Passion (BWV 245), Surin in P. Tchaikovskyís Queen of Spades, Leporello in W.A. Mozartís Don Giovanni, Samuel in G. Verdiís Un ballo in maschera, Sparafucile in G. Verdiís Rigoletto, Daland in R. Wagnerís Der fliegende Hollander, Zuniga in Georges Bizetís Carmen, Falstaff in O. Nicolaiís The Merry Wives of Windsor, Doctor in G. Verdiís La Traviata, Bonza in G. Pucciniís Madama Butterfly, Sarastro in W.A. Mozartís Die Zauberflöte, Varlaam in M. Mussorgskyís Boris Godunov, Smirnov in William Waltonís The Bear, Jew & Nazarene in R.Straussí Salome, Dulcamara in G.Donizettiís L'elisir d'amore, Hunding in R. Wagnerís The Valkyrie, Lodoviko in G. Verdiís Otello, Martin, Bear Keeper, Inquisitor, Doctor, Judge & Tsar Ivan in Leonard Bernsteinís Candide, Gremin in P. Tchaikovskyís Eugene Onegin, Frank in J. Straussí Die Fledermaus, etc.

Source: Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2013)

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